Is there anything more mouthwatering than the
Key Lime Pie?
That luscious southern favorite, key lime pie,
is featured several times in Michael Lee West's
new book, Gone With A Handsomer Man.
Miss Dora bails Teeny Templeton, our heroine,
out of jail, finds her a place to live, and gives her
some money to survive.
When Teeny complains that she has done too
much, Miss Dora says, "Bake me a
key lime pie
and we'll call it even."
Truly, I had a hard time deciding whether to make
Key Lime Pie
"I Didn't Kill My Boyfriend Cake
I'm a Suspect Icing".
The truth is, I had the recipe for the
Key Lime Pie and I didn't think a Google
search would get me recipes for the Templeton
Family Receipts for that particular cake or icing.
Key limes are tiny little devils, so be prepared
to do some squeezing as you are going
to need one full cup of fresh juice for this
recipe. (I got my handy lime squeezer at Target.)
I have to say, the smell of the key limes just in the
bag from the store was so heady!
Key Lime Pie Recipe
1 1/4 C. graham cracker crumbs (measure
after you run them through the food processor)
1/4 C. firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 C. melted butter
Mix the above and press into the bottom and up
the sides of a 9 inch spring form pan.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Let cool
While the crust is cooling, begin juicing your key limes.
35-40 key limes, juiced to make 1 C. juice
2 - 14 oz. cans sweetened condensed milk
4 egg yolks
Place the juice, milk and egg yolks into a large bowl
and blend with a whisk until smooth.
Pour into the cooled crust.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
Let cool and then refrigerate. You want
it chilled before you try to cut it.
Serve with whipped cream and garnish with
a sugared piece of lime.
There are many versions of key lime pie out there,
some unbaked, some frozen, but this is my favorite one.
(It cuts and serves like a dream too!)
Slice yourself a piece and enjoy!
I don't know if I would give Miss Dora a slice though.
I have to warn you, this book has some "spice" in it.
I had to do a couple of quick page turns on the racy parts.
(Yes, I really did eat this while taking photos!!
I had another piece for dinner too - shhh, don't tell!)
Not that hubby hasn't had this key lime pie before,
but he was oohing and aahing, saying, "The texture
ranks right up there with the flavor!"
Wow honey, thanks.
I will be posting this with